Q. 1: When was the United Nations Organization founded and (briefly) what inspired its foundation?
Ans. It was founded in April, 1945. During the Second World War millions of people had been wounded or
killed. Property worth millions of pounds had destroyed. It was felt that there should be no more wars
in future. Thus this organization came in to being with a view to maintain peace in the world.
Q. 2: How successful has the United Nations Organization been so far in preventing local wars?
Ans. Unfortunately this organization has not been very successful in preventing local wars because
it is not an easy task.
Q. 3: What part of the United Nations work appears, so far to have yielded the most promising
Ans. The work of the United Nation's in solving social and economic problems have yielded the
most promising results.
Q. 4: What are the more important differences between the General Assembly and the Security
Ans. General Assembly is the principal organ of United Nation's. It has 158 members while
Security Council has 15 members. Five of these have power of veto.
Q. 5: What is the designation of the Chief Officer of the United Nations for how long is he
appointed and by whom is he appointed?
Ans. The chief officer of U.N.O. is called Secretary General. He is appointed by the Assembly for a
period of five years with the approval of Security Council.
Q. 6: How large a staff is employed by the Secretariat and where does it work?
Ans. The UN Secretariat has about four thousand people. It works in the New Yark.
Q. 7: What is the function of the International Bank?
Ans. Its main function is to advance loans for roads, power plants, bridges and dams etc.
Q. 8: What do the initials W.H.O. stand for and what is the function of this organization?
Ans. The initials of W.H.O. stand for World Health Organization.
Q. 9: What do the initials F.A.O. stand for and what is the function of this organization?
Ans. The initials F. A. O. stands for the Food and Agriculture Organization. It advises member
countries on how to grow more food and control plant and animal diseases.
Q. 10: What is the function of UNESCO?
Ans. These initials stand for United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural. Its aim is to
advance human well being through education.
Q. 1: According to the author, what is the effect upon him of entering a bank to do business?
Ans. He is frightened and becomes nervous whenever he enters a bank.
Q. 2: Why did the author decide to open an account?
Ans. The author decided to open an account with a bank because his salary had been raised by fifty
dollars a month.
Q. 3: What was the manager's reaction when the author told him that he would like to see him
Ans. The manager felt nervous. He thought perhaps he was a detective who had come to tell him a
Q. 4: Why did the manager look relieved when he knew the purpose of the author's visit?
Ans. At first the manager thought him to be a detective. But when he came to know that he had come only
to open an account, he felt relieved.
Q. 5: What is the equivalent of fifty American dollars in Pakistani currency?
Ans. Fifty American dollars are equivalent to Rs. 3060/- in Pakistani currency.
Q. 6: What mistake did the author make when he wrote the cheque?
Ans. He wrote fifty sex dollars instead of sex.
Q. 7: Explain the meaning of the clerk's question How will you have it?
Ans. It means that the clerk wanted to know in what coins he would like to get his amount.
Q. 8: Why was there " a roar of laughter " when the author left the band?
Ans. There was roar of laughter at the foolishness of the author.
Q. 9: The author, Stephen Leacock, was a respected university teacher and a highly successful
writer. Do you think this a true story?
Ans. It is not a true story because a respected university teacher like Stephen Leacock can not behave as
such. The story has been written for the delight of readers.
Q. 10: Why is it wiser to keep one's money in a bank then to hoard it in one's home?
Ans. Money in the bank is safe. One also gets interest on it. It can also be used for the development of the
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